LEWISTON — The YWCA has a full schedule of swim lessons which are available mornings, afternoons, evenings and Saturday mornings. Register before May 23 and receive 15 percent off summer swim lessons, which will begin the week of June 18. Details of times may be found on the YWCA website www.ywcamaine.org or by calling the YWCA at 795-4050.

Water babies, Puddle Jumpers and Parent & Tot classes are available for children ages 6 month through 35 months. These are water adjustment classes. Parents accompany their child in the water. YWCA staff will help parents select the appropriate class and there are many time slots during the week.

Water Explorers is for children 2 to 6 years who are afraid of being in the water and helps them conquer this fear. Parents accompany their child in the water.

Aquatots, Guppies, Jellyfish, Polliwog and Tadpole classes are all designed to help children from ages 3 to 15 learn and develop the skills to become proficient swimmers. Again, classes are paced for the age and ability level of each child and YWCA staff will help parents decide on the most appropriate level for their child.

American Red Cross Water Safety classes for stroke development, stroke refinement and fitness are also offered to youth.

Adult lessons are for those 15 and older who have never had swimming lessons or who are still working on beginner strokes.

Introduction to Competitive swimming for ages 8-16 years of age. This class is designed for swimmers interested in continuing swimming with an introduction to participating in a team environment. Classes will focus on endurance, stroke development, breathing techniques, flip turns and starts.

The YWCA also offers discounts to college students interested in lap swimming and water fitness. Students with a student ID can receive 25 percent off any three-month membership pass.


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